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Number of Pages: 544
Vendor: Xulon Press
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.51 X 1.21 (inches)|
Author: David Klem
Located in: Manhattan, Montana
Submitted: December 28, 2016
Tell us a little about yourself. I am an avid Bible reader that has read the greatest of all Books cover to cover over forty-five times. Along the way, I also happened to spend about fifty years in various aspects of the telecommunications industry, both as a part of the supplier side (AT&T and its affiliates) and as a client (Director - Communications Resources, University of California at Davis).
What was your motivation behind this project? Virtually every time I read the passage in Matthew 27: 51-53 I wondered who these 'saints' were, and what happened to them. My thoughts often wandered into the idea that if these 'saints' had been resurrected, that they must have returned into the same kind of body that Christ had in simple terms they were now living in their new bodies and would live that was for all eternity. That ultimately led me to wonder whether they had somehow returned to heaven or stayed behind. I reasoned that if they stayed behind, they would still be here, doing things to preserve the Church and protect the saints, thus the seed for the series was planted
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? My hope is that the reader will see the involvement of God in history. I do not represent my thoughts and ideas as evidence of His involvement, but in each of our lives, God has shown Himself real, and involved. I simply hope that these novels will challenge the reader to look in their own rear-view mirror and see how God has worked in their lives.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? Starting the series was difficult at first. I wanted something that a reader would find interesting and since the books would be 'historical' fiction, I have to do a LOT of research to make sure the historical dates, characters, and events are pretty accurate. There is obviously some room for interpretation in works that relate to ancient history, but I learned that that taking too much liberty with history produces a 'ho-hum' document. It adds a little to know that many of my primary historical characters are part of my wife's genealogy!
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I especially love the way present day authors such as Joel Rosenberg knit together fictional plots in such a way that the reader can walk the same streets as the characters. I have tried to make that a reality in my series.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I could add nothing other than the fact that if the reader finds anything enjoyable, they should turn to our God and thank Him. The gifts and talents we have are His gifts to us. The way we use them is our gift to Him.